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July 18, 2024
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It’s a small airline with just eight aircraft and that is to remain the same, but a lot is about to change for Air Malta, the national carrier of the island of Malta in the Mediterranean. After many years of struggling and failed rescue attempts, the current airline will be dissolved on March 30, only to be succeeded the next day by a new airline that will likely continue to operate under the same Air Malta brand.

The Maltese government announced the plans for the new national airline earlier this week. This follows two difficult years for Air Malta, in which it not only felt the effects of the pandemic but faced fierce competition from Ryanair subsidiary Malta Air and other low-cost airlines like Wizz Air and easyJet. Wizz Air but also Lufthansa have established subsidiaries in Malta.

 


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Richard Schuurman
Active as a journalist since 1987, with a background in newspapers, magazines, and a regional news station, Richard has been covering commercial aviation on a freelance basis since late 2016. Richard is contributing to AirInsight since December 2018. He also writes for Airliner World, Aviation News, Piloot & Vliegtuig, and Luchtvaartnieuws Magazine. Twitter: @rschuur_aero.